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English and German Diction for SingersENGLISH AND GERMAN DICTION FOR SINGERS:
A COMPARATIVE APPROACH, 2ND EDITION

 

AMANDA JOHNSTON

 

Rowman & Littlefield

August 2016

334 pages

 

Hardback
ISBN 9781442260887 
$85.00

 

Paperback
ISBN 9781442260894 
$45.00

 

eBook
ISBN 9781442260900  
$44.99

 

In English and German Diction for Singers: A Comparative Approach, Second Edition, Amanda Johnston continues her practical, modernized approach to lyric diction. This comprehensive resource offers a thorough analysis of the German and English languages and includes extensive oral drills, word lists, tables, charts, musical examples, and even tongue twisters. Johnston makes German increasingly accessible through the recognition that English and German are related languages, and thus have many things in common. Unique to this publication is the illustration of the rhythmic timing and release of consonants within the IPA transcriptions in all musical examples. Specific topics addressed include the German schwa, the use of the Curly-tail J in German, the treatment of R in both languages, and the correct formation of the elusive Upsilon and the extended Epsilon.

 

Amanda Johnston takes a modernized approach to the study of lyric diction in English and German Diction for Singers. Utilizing the latest adaptation of the Neue Rechtschreibung (2009), Johnston makes German increasingly accessible through the recognition that English and German are related languages, and thus have many things in common with regard to lyric diction. This comprehensive resource includes a thorough analysis of the German and English languages, as well as lists, tables, charts, musical examples, and even tongue twisters. Specific topics addressed include the German schwa, the use of the curly-tail J in German, the treatment of R in both languages, and the correct formation of the elusive open U and the extended Epsilon.

 

Lyric diction is a mandatory subject area for all prospective opera singers and music students enrolled in an academic institution. This book is designed for both undergraduate and graduate courses in German and English lyric diction and is an invaluable resource for classical singers, vocal coaches, and voice teachers alike.

 

 

 

English and German Diction for SingersENGLISH AND GERMAN DICTION FOR SINGERS:
A COMPARATIVE APPROACH,

 

 

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